Grants: Where the Giving Goes

SVCF makes grants to nonprofit organizations that are large and small, old and new, local, regional, national and international.

Explore the catalog

We hope you will use this tool to explore the catalog of thousands of grants made by SVCF in 2020, as well as the five previous years. In doing so, you can see the breadth of causes that our donors care about (as witnessed by the grants from donor advised, committee advised and corporate advised funds). You can also see those grants that have been directed by our staff and board of directors (grants from our “discretionary grantmaking”) because of their central importance to SVCF’s strategic focus areas for improving life in Silicon Valley. 

The data provided here represent more than $1.78 billion in grants made by Silicon Valley Community Foundation in 2020 from certain types of funds: donor advised funds, and corporate advised funds. It also includes grants made from SVCF’s discretionary grantmaking strategies.

The data does not include grants from SVCF supporting organizations, employee matching gift funds and a variety of other fund types. Thus, the grant totals represented here may not equal the amount of grantmaking reported in our audited financial statements. The data shown here do provide an informative look at the breadth of causes supported by SVCF donors and by our strategic focus areas. Grant amounts shown as negative numbers represent adjustments to prior years’ grants.

Grantee Bay Area County State Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Peninsula Ball Foundation San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
The Carey School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Carlos Educational Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,600
Abilities United Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 2,500
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Foundation Center San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Sacred Heart Schools Atherton San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Inquiring Systems, Inc. Sonoma CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula College Fund San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300
InterCulture Foundation, Inc. Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 2,000
California Reentry Institute Contra Costa CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Casa De Clara Catholic Worker Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 600
Able Works San Mateo CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Mateo County Historical Association San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
St. Anthony's Catholic Church San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 252,000

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Peninsula Ball Foundation San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
The Carey School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Carlos Educational Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 1,600
Abilities United Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. San Francisco Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 2,500
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Foundation Center San Francisco General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Sacred Heart Schools Atherton San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Inquiring Systems, Inc. Sonoma Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula College Fund San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 300
InterCulture Foundation, Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. San Francisco Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 2,000
California Reentry Institute Contra Costa Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Casa De Clara Catholic Worker Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 600
Able Works San Mateo Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Mateo County Historical Association San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
St. Anthony's Catholic Church San Mateo Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 252,000

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
826 Valencia CA Education Donor Advised 2018 40,414
Via Rehabilitation Services, Inc. CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
United Roots CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Arden Wood Inc CA Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
University at Albany Foundation NY Education Donor Advised 2018 -5,470
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
French American International School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois IL Education Donor Advised 2018 105,000
Maisha Meds Inc VA Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
LifeMoves CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Camp Kesem National CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Mills-Peninsula Hospital Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 23,333
Deschutes Basin Land Trust OR Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
New Classrooms Innovation Partners, Inc. NY Education Donor Advised 2018 400,000
The Opportunity Trust MO Education Donor Advised 2018 230,000
Friends of the Urban Forests CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
Bring Me A Book Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Southwest Florida Holocaust Museum Inc FL Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Holy Spirit School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 893,527

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Massachusetts General Hospital United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 200
New Endeavors by Women United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Grey Bears United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
ACLU Foundation of Southern California United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Human Rights Watch, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Menlo School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Human Rights First United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Johnson House Historic Site Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The International Waldenstrom's Macroglobulinemia Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Pursuit of Excellence United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Chancellor Masters & Scholars of the University of Oxford England Education Donor Advised 2018 275,217
Langham Partnership USA Inc NFP United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
100 Women Charitable Foundation, Inc. United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Grassroots Leadership Inc United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation United States Other Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Summer Search United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 679,617

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13110 records found.